Chile-Lemon Roasted Purple Sweet Potato Fries

Chile-Lemon Roasted Purple Sweet Potato Fries | cookingontheweekends.com

I love strolling through a Farmer’s Market or the produce section in stores to see all of the stunning colors.  Everything from broccoli and mangoes to Dragon fruit and apples — and there are so many gorgeous shades of purple! A couple of years ago I was introduced to — and proceeded to fall in love […]

Roasted Red Fresno Pepper Pesto Recipe

Roasted Red Fresno Pepper Pesto Recipe & The Great Pepper Cookbook Giveaway  | Cooking On The Weekends

There are a handful of foods I like to have at the ready at all times:  cooked rice, homemade salad dressing, compound butters, cookie dough, and pesto — just to name a few. by

Meyer Lemon-Black Quinoa Plum and Avocado Salad Recipe

r Lemon-Black Quinoa Plum and Avocado Salad Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Making this salad felt a bit like painting a picture. You see, as I was cooking the black quinoa, I spotted my big bowl ripe plums out of the corner of my eye. I thought their bright reddish color would look so pretty against the beautifully textured, black quinoa. Then I imagined how lovely the […]

Swiss Chard Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe – It’s Not What You’d Think

Vegetarian Chard Lasagna Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Coming from a family of gardeners, you’d think I’d have a green thumb.   Well, I don’t.  My thumb, if you will, is somewhere between brown and olive green — at best. Fortunately my family lives close by, and I have wonderful neighbors, who all have bright green thumbs, and they invite me in to “shop” […]

Marinated Lemon-Garlic Roasted Crouton Recipe

Marinated Lemon-Garlic Roasted Crouton Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know my nine-year-old son has Celiac Disease, and is therefor gluten-free.  You may also remember that my husband — to stand in solidarity with him — is also gluten-free. (Very sweet.) I do not abstain from gluten.  (I’m still sweet, though. ;-))  I have a […]

Red Swiss Chard Pesto Recipe

Red Swiss Chard Pesto Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I don’t take vitamins.  (GASP — I really hope my mom isn’t reading this!) I do however, eat vitamins. You know how I’ve been so into my new cookbook from Melissa’s Produce, 50 Best Plants on the Planet?  Well not only am I now eating cilantro and blackberries by the bucket-full, but Swiss chard has […]

Meyer Lemon-Red Chard Risotto with Pancetta

Meyer Lemon-Red Chard Risotto with Pancetta | Cooking On The Weekends

You know what’s awesome about risotto? Among other things, you can flavor it any way you desire to suit whatever food craving you might be having.  Once you learn how to make risotto — a technique for cooking Arborio rice — you can throw in whatever delicious ingredients you want, and the rice will soak […]

Cucumber-Lemon Tomato Salad Recipe

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For months I’ve been thinking about a beautiful salad that my friend Greg of SippitySup made.  I was quite taken by his use of lemon slices as a main ingredient.  I think this is brilliant! Inspired by Greg’s salad, I created this super tasty recipe, which is very different, but I hope somewhat as delicious […]

Cannellini Bean-Tuna Salad Recipe with Lemon-Caper Balsamic Vinaigrette

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My sons are in a Lego phase. My husband’s in a rowing phase. And, my friends, I am in a Cannellini bean phase.  I know, it’s sort of funny.  The rowing, that is. ;-)    by

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